Who wants ants like this? Not us, I say. We prefer an ant-free kitchen.
Sadly, no amount of vinegar, friendly redirection or anything worked. To get our ant-free kitchen we had to stoop to ant bait made of 1 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of borax, and ½ cup of water, all boiled in a saucepan for three minutes exactly.
It thickens to the consistency of thick honey as it cools. We dollop blobs onto bits of strategically placed paper in funny little ant-loved corners of the kitchen. It takes a week, but they take the bait back to their nest, eat the borax, and eventually stop coming back. People say it works really well. We agree.